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LG Ally Update to Android 2.2.2 is on the Way, Requires App from Market?

Any LG Ally owners still in the wild?  If so, you should be receiving an update to Android 2.2.2 any day now.  You may also be receiving a text like the one above from Verizon which is reminding you that before you can update, you’ll need to download a special app from the market.  We’re not exactly sure why LG and Big Red are requiring an app on your phone in order for this update to go through, but that’s what is needed.

The update looks to be an SMS and other random bug fixer.  Nothing major.  

Market link for app.  More info.

Cheers @nach220 and rocktoonz!

  • Sstanley511

    Thanks…for those of us with old Ally’s still ‘in the wild’ I appreciate your article. My wife skipped the update on her phone and I needed the link to get the utility downloaded on the phone as it doesn’t show up in the market anymore via searching.

  • Sstanley511

    Thanks…for those of us with old Ally’s still ‘in the wild’ I appreciate your article. My wife skipped the update on her phone and I needed the link to get the utility downloaded on the phone as it doesn’t show up in the market anymore via searching.

  • Cassbeach1

    I love my Ally but ever since this update, it’s been a royal pain.  I never had any problems with it before but after I did the update, I have to reboot my phone at least 3 times before I can send any kind of txt or pix msg, it has some serious lag time even though I only have about 3 apps installed. etc……  Any more problems & I’m going to Verizon & tell them, “your update broke it, you fix it”.

  • Cassbeach1

    I love my Ally but ever since this update, it’s been a royal pain.  I never had any problems with it before but after I did the update, I have to reboot my phone at least 3 times before I can send any kind of txt or pix msg, it has some serious lag time even though I only have about 3 apps installed. etc……  Any more problems & I’m going to Verizon & tell them, “your update broke it, you fix it”.

  • Rtoupin

    Downloaded the app and the update. Change to POP3 email. Keeps every email downloaded, even after they are taken off of the mail server. Anybody have a fix to get back to how the email worked prior to the update?

    • Rlb8

      I’m dealing with the same email issue after the update and find it very irritating.  They don’t even have a “delete all” option and you have to go through each one.  If I would have a choice I’d go back to the way the phone was before this update.

    • Rlb8

      I’m dealing with the same email issue after the update and find it very irritating.  They don’t even have a “delete all” option and you have to go through each one.  If I would have a choice I’d go back to the way the phone was before this update.

  • cjustus

    I noticed a difference in my txting after the update before I found this article… so that’s good, I can tell the update actually did something, lol. As for liking this phone, I love it! Sure it needs more space, and isnt as fast as my fiance’s Incredible, but it’s alot better than my old Samsung.

  • Niok28

    cant get anything new from android market

  • Myers Studio

    So I downloaded it…it started to install..said it was going to reboot…and now NOTHING! Wont power on, lights will not power on, except the blue flashing one when its on the charger but the battery is out. I have tried the battery pull trick to the reboot and nothing. Really pissed because it was just fine before I started the update.

    • Keene_isaac

      That’s what it first did to me. Did you follow that link shown in the picture above? That’s what I did, I downloaded whatever the link gave me and my phone started to download the update. I don’t see any major changed though.

    • Rachel Hogan

      Hun, take the battery out. Mine does the sammmeeee thing.

  • Venom8795

    you people are a bunch of trolls, STOP F***ING TROLLING if you bastards don’t like the phone then don’t buy it

  • Venom8795

    you people are a bunch of trolls, STOP F***ING TROLLING if you bastards don’t like the phone then don’t buy it

    • none

      Great…I love intellectual folks like you.

  • http://twitter.com/CootieBootie J e n n i e

    What updates were made? Because so far my phone seems the exact same.

  • Marty B

    Can you get this update from WI-FI the kids used this phone for games only

  • Alejandrorfernandez

    Has the push already started? I know my girlfriend downloaded the Market update upgrade but hasnt pushed the software update yet. What a horrible phone haha. I keep trying to give her my droidX so i can get me a new toy but no cigar so far :)

  • Mandoriguez23

    Just downloaded the update but I don’t see no difference in anything. Oh well. Ill get the droid x soon snought.

  • djembeman

    My wife’s Ally has the “Upgrade Utility for Ally” installed already. Was this required to get the 2.2.1 update, or a previous update? Did Verizon somehow push this app to her phone?

    • djembeman

      Oh, nevermind… she said she did get the text and followed the market link and installed it.

    • djembeman

      Oh, nevermind… she said she did get the text and followed the market link and installed it.

    • djembeman

      Oh, nevermind… she said she did get the text and followed the market link and installed it.

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  • CaptainHowdy

    The app txt was pushed to her but no update…

  • Rt

    it is to track you…

  • Mrcheese24

    I hate this phone and have been waiting forever for the Motorola bionic/etna/targa/whatever they want to call it to come out. Literally the worst and slowest phone I have had in my entire life.

  • Mrcheese24

    I hate this phone and have been waiting forever for the Motorola bionic/etna/targa/whatever they want to call it to come out. Literally the worst and slowest phone I have had in my entire life.

  • http://hydrous.net/ Ethan T

    Anyone else interpret this as a phishing scam? “Free update to 2.2.2 … requires this shady app that needs every permission. Just hit OK.”

    • http://mariasama16.livejournal.com/ J Harrell

      Have you looked at the app? It has one permission… the ability to reboot the phone.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah my wife had an Ally but it was so very slow and buggy. She ended up getting my OG Droid (running CM7rc4) when I updated to the Thunderbolt. She absolutely loves the Droid, she comments all the time on how fast it is compared to her Ally.

  • Anonymous

    hrmm now do I bring wifies ally to stock for this or leave velocity on it as is… no way around it.. this phone sucks either way imo :(

  • Chris

    it’s probably bloatware. They figured they didn’t add enough bloatware to android phones so they’ll tell customers they are required to download a certain app that they really don’t need.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

    Phones like this are why Android gets a bad name.

    • http://profiles.google.com/papercut1 Scott Minkoff

      I disagree. My girlfriend has the Ally and loves it; not every Android phone has to be a super-powered phone to be good.

    • Mr. Joe

      No, it’s people like you.

  • CaptainHowdy

    I’ll let you know when my girlfriends Ally gets home from work. She hates the phone, theres just about NO room on the phone to download any apps, gotta make sure they can go on the SD card to do anythiing.

  • YourMomsLooseTwaht

    Third

  • YourMomsLooseTwaht

    Second

  • YourMomsLooseTwaht

    First

  • http://battlecougar.com krewl

    I just ran this for a co-worker and it didn’t find an update. I was able to download an update from the LG website though. Quite possibly the worst android phone I’ve ever encountered.

    • Kaufkin

      +1 on no market app. Wife tried link, no file found…

      • Djbill

        Link did not work for me either. Just go to the market and search for the update. You will find it that way.